St Kitts, March onwards - andrewsadventures
Each year there is a swimming race from Nevis to St Kitts - 2.5 miles across the open sea, shepherded by sea kayaks. My new colleagues were competing shortly after I arrived, and I felt peer-pressured to join. After all, they were women, and being a bloke I couldn't chicken out... it was brilliant and amazing. There were points from which I couldn't see land (due to the swell). We drifted in all directions but eventually made it across. There were big rays and other interesting wildlife, but the hammerhead shark seen 2 years ago (and always in the back of my mind) never appeared. Here I've just arrived on St Kitts. The next competitor is emerging from the water behind me.

Each year there is a swimming race from Nevis to St Kitts - 2.5 miles across the open sea, shepherded by sea kayaks. My new colleagues were competing shortly after I arrived, and I felt peer-pressured to join. After all, they were women, and being a bloke I couldn't chicken out... it was brilliant and amazing. There were points from which I couldn't see land (due to the swell). We drifted in all directions but eventually made it across. There were big rays and other interesting wildlife, but the hammerhead shark seen 2 years ago (and always in the back of my mind) never appeared. Here I've just arrived on St Kitts. The next competitor is emerging from the water behind me.